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Keep the Rubber Side Down featuring Brian Russell
28th April 2023 • Veteran Voices • Supply Chain Now
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In over 70 episodes, Veteran Voices has heard a lot of reasons for people joining the military or picking a particular branch of service. In this episode we hear a brand new one… advice from one’s future father-in-law. In Brian Russel’s case, it was a win-win (win).

Brian recently retired after serving 27 years in the United States Marine Corps – an impressive feat to be sure. Brian is also an avid mountain biker, and that’s where his advice to “keep the rubber side down” comes from. Even in adventurous situations, he reminds us that it is important to stay safe and keep yourself on track.

In this interview, Brian speaks with host Mary Kate Soliva about:

• The humbling feeling he gets when he thinks of his fellow Marines, each of which is willing to give it all for the person on the left and the person on the right

• Why it is so important that post-transition jobs do more than just pay the bills for Veterans

• The value of organizations like the North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League, where Brian currently serves as League Director

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